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Book Title: Starring Sally J. Freedman As Herself|
The author of the book: Judy Blume
ISBN 13: 9780330282796
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 880 KB
Date of issue: 1988
Read full description of the books Starring Sally J. Freedman As Herself:I thought about giving this a five, and it might deserve one.
This is Judy Blume's best book. It's written for a younger crowd than her Puberty books, and Sally's concerns lie in the elementary school horrors of shame and embarrassment and trying to fit in. These are conveyed spectacularly well, as when she discovers upon moving to Florida that there are no doors on the bathroom stalls at her new school. Imagine!! The details in this book -- the social necessity of not wearing socks, the way the grass is different in Florida than New Jersey (NJ?) -- totally stuck with me, probably because I reread this book multiple times.
But what makes this book spectacular instead of just another kid-issue book is Sally J. Freedman's bizarre, vivid fantasy life, documented in riveting italic sections. The way Sally uses her family's actual experience of the Holocaust as melodramatic fodder for her imagination is dead brilliant: that's exactly the kind of thing kids do! Sally's fantasies were very entertaining, in part because they were so appropriately inappropriate, and were the reason I kept returning to this book. This book provoked a desire to watch an Esther Williams movie, which I have never got around to fulfilling.
I wonder if it's as great as I remember it.... did anyone else here like this one?
Read information about the authorJudy Blume spent her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey, making up stories inside her head. She has spent her adult years in many places doing the same thing, only now she writes her stories down on paper. Adults as well as children will recognize such Blume titles as: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret; Blubber; Just as Long as We're Together; and the five book series about the irrepressible Fudge. She has also written three novels for adults, Summer Sisters; Smart Women; and Wifey, all of them New York Times bestsellers. More than 80 million copies of her books have been sold, and her work has been translated into thirty-one languages. She receives thousands of letters a year from readers of all ages who share their feelings and concerns with her.
Judy received a B.S. in education from New York University in 1961, which named her a Distinguished Alumna in 1996, the same year the American Library Association honored her with the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement. Other recognitions include the Library of Congress Living Legends Award and the 2004 National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
She is the founder and trustee of The Kids Fund, a charitable and educational foundation. She serves on the boards of the Author's Guild; the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators; the Key West Literary Seminar; and the National Coalition Against Censorship.
Judy is a longtime advocate of intellectual freedom. Finding herself at the center of an organized book banning campaign in the 1980's she began to reach out to other writers, as well as teachers and librarians, who were under fire. Since then, she has worked tirelessly with the National Coalition Against Censorship to protect the freedom to read. She is the editor of Places I Never Meant To Be, Original Stories by Censored Writers.
Judy has completed a series of four chapter books -- The Pain & the Great One -- illustrated by New Yorker cartoonist James Stevenson. She has co-written and produced a film adaptation of her book Tiger Eyes, and is currently writing a new novel.
Judy and her husband George Cooper live on islands up and down the east coast. They have three grown children and one grandchild.
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